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Wholc Niinibcr 341.
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WOODSTOCK, VERMONT, TIIURSDAY, NOVNMBER 20, 1846.
"l'rccilom of liiquiry nnd thc I'owcr of tlic 1'coplc."
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A.VD MASTUIl IN C1IANCKUY,
Ludlow, VI. 320
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Cenlrniatrerl, 267
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WOODSTOCK, VT.
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J. U. IIAWKINS,
Altorncy and Counsellor al Luw,
rCI.OIIVII,LL, VT
237
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LUDLOW, VT. 207
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RXEY& COUXSELLOR ATLAU
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HUNTON & J()Ni:S,
II.1EI! AJVJJ UUUIVKKLLUHS AT LAW.
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CEXritAL STKEET.
GKOUfil.; IMSIIKIt.
ei o iifiu ueairr in oautnei urnuure of
tvery .ttncripiion.
1'Icnnanl.ilreel, 287
AUIX II. II.UIJHIMI,
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387
IJVKllY STAIII.K,
Y A I. II I! R T I'ACKGIt
Courlilretl,
ii. r. dickinson,
H'ASIIIjYUTOJV 1L1LL,
CHBI.SEA, Vt.,
KIC iFfvcsSttrc.
TUE TWO CLE11KS,
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TflE ORPIIAN'S GRATITUDE.
Alnlcof llonor iiml Crinic.
BY AUOUSTINi: J. II, DUOANNE.
ciiArrr.it xm.
A liold, liad innn,
Wlio tiuinlnr wiili u sinilo npoii liis lip,
Aml l.iuxlits nl Yilinny. Ilnooxs.
lticiuiti) nnd Fruil. loft tlin linll to
ncthcr, 'Wlicn cnn you lot mc linvo it,
Dick?'
To-niorrow nig!it.'
'Ilnnor hriglit?,
'llonor hi'ilit.'
Tliey imrtcd. As Dick walkcd with liur-
ricd stcps nloiijr, hu nolieed that lic wns
lollowed hy a stout inan, drpsscd iu n jjreat
white coal. Dick fixcd lus" oycs 011 liim,
nnd kcnl liis ivny, but lio fotind tliat tlic
stranor slill (loped liim. As he reachcd
lus Iodgings in Alilk street, tlio man liiy
ini'liis hnud iiiion thc cliiik's arm, '1
sliould likc to spcuk uitli you,' snid lic.
wnlk in.'said Kichnrd, suronsud: 'J
liavc not thc nlcasiirc of knowiiijr you. sir,'
coniiniied he, as thc liglit fcll 011 tho
strnniier's facc.
No. You will prohalily knnw mc hct-
lcr soinc tmic, howevor, sanl tlic stnin
cr, carclcssly, a.s lic iinhuttnncd liis coal,
and llirew hiinscll hack in a chnir; ,rny
nainn is Sliiinn.'
'.Stiiiistin?' ocl.ncd Mnrtin.
'Ay! you huvp liciin! soinc fino tnlos of
mc, prob.ihly. i nn were cliiolcd willi
iny )oung fricnd, Frcd. Johiifcon,'
'And how linowyou that?'
'O, somi; have considorcd mo uhiquit
oua,' said thc stranpcr. ' Hut no maitcr.
1 wanl to liavc a little tulk withyou.
Will you tell mc how you arc concctcd
wiih .lohnsoii?'
'And why fhculd I inform a r.traii;cr '
'Lct's hc hcttcr acqnaintcd; ifyou'll
trust mc, wo bhall. Did Johnson tcll you
of tho gainhling husiiu'Es?'
'(,rus,' snid Dick, placing liis forc
fingcr at thc sidp of liis nose.
A h , I scc you know; vvcll, hc said 1
hnckcd out lcft him, ch;'
'Exactly.'
'Wcll, it's true, Hiil, l'll tcll you why,
I found he wns hmuslV
'onestl hn, ha!'
Yps, or ahout to he. Now, my dcar
young Iriciul,' continucu tho slranger,
with a hland smilo, 'I have a grcat horror
oftho nnitnal callcd a 'rcpcntaiit ronuc'
l'd ratlicr havo a fiuc, spiritcd fellow,
wlio don't inind siicking sca-captains, on
apinch, or uulocking aafcs clc. ha,
ha, ha!'
Dick starlod. 'IJe knows all,' thoui'ht
ho. 'I inust work tny card.' Stiinson no-
ticcd liis amtatiou.
'Now will you trust inc?'
'Cau I dcpcnd on you?'
'Dcpcnd? why, iny hoy, can't I blow
you tlns mintitc, if 1 wish it. 15ut you
arc safo.'
'And what '
'1 know what you wouJd ask. I'll hc
frank with you. Johnson told ine all a
hout your scrapc, whcn hc was half-
drunk. Says I, this is u fellow ofthe
right mcttlc, and I rcsolved to scc you.
I have a scliPine in prcparation, and wanl
a fellow of your spunk. As forthat fellow,
Johnson, hc's a coivardly cursc. Now,
tcll mc what hc said, for I rcckon hc tri-
cd to inilk you.'
D n him, said Dick; and hc pro-
ccedcd to dctail Fred's convcrsation; for
hc fel't hiniself iu thc powcr ofthe stranger,
and rcsolved to trust hiin, thotigh hc plot
tcd iu liis hcart revcnj'c!
'And you arc goiug to pay him thc
liasliinoiiey, eh?'
'What can 1 dol'
'Do? l'll let you into thc sccrct Pay
him tho fifty pay him. 11c has in liis
pos.ses.sion a hiiiultcd or two ofthe boqus',
but liis d d honcst scruplcs, that hc
has pickcd up, will maku him destroy
thcm. Uo has uot yct dor.c so, I know.
Wcll, pay him, and makc him proniisc
not to revcal yoursecret. 'I'hen, my hoy,
111 jtig him. 1 will scud a lettcr to tho
policc, iuforming thcm that a fainous gam
blcr and counttrfcitcr is in town. Thcy'll
arrest him, and thc bnm will hc found.
D u it, don't you scc,' cricd Slimsnn,
ruhbiug liis hands, and goodhumoredly
punching liis comrade; 'don't you scc?'
'1 sec it, ycs!' said Dick, 'But won't
ho pcuchi And how shallyou cscapc?'
'lio, ho I shall make myself scarcc.
Now, will you come into niy schemo?'
'What is it."
'Thc pnrticulars arc in this papcr,' said
thestranger, takinga packct fro his bo3
oiii. 'llcad thcm, and I will scc you at this
hour to-niorrow night. Pay Johnson
two hours from tho tiuie he rcceivcs your
fifty he's juggod. All night, my boy!'
For a fcw minutcs nficr Stiinson had
lcft, Riclmrd ISlnrtin rcinained in deep
tliought. Thcn, seizing thc papor which
thc strcngcr had given him, ho hurricdly
pcru9c,l ils conteuts. it was tho plan of
a coiiteinplatcd niiitiny on board thc ship
Ualcion, in which Stiinson, and thrce
othcrs had engaged passages. Four oth
crs also, wero in thc plot, who had shipp
cil as Beanicn in ihe samc vesscl. Tho
papcr wcnt on to state that, nftcr tlie mu
tiuy, thc vesscl was to run for thc Flor
idas, and Jhcn lake on board twclvc more
who wcre sworn to ihe busincss.
'A wcll-concertcd plan, truly,' tliought
thc young clcrk. 'Hut if tho fnol thinks
I'll play sncond fiddlc, hc's mistakcn,
tliai's all. But hang it, cnn'l I turn this
to my advantagc? This papcr Bntno;
hlasi it hc'll hlah my sccrot if I try to in
juro him. I'in in a ll I of a hobhlcj hut
I rcckon I'll slocp on ll.' So saying tho
'nicc young man' adjourncd to thc land of
Nod.
Aftcr Frcd. JohnHon lcft Dick, ho took
his couric for thc Noith Fnd, and croas
ing thc Mill Creck, wouml thc back
strect, till ho reachcd Sun Court, whero
now btands thc IMnrincr's Bethel, bui
which was ihen occupied hy ono oftho.se
old oalopnuclled, f'amily iiinnsiona tlmt
have now ncnrly all hccn swept away hc
forc tho nvnlnnulio of hricks aitd morfar.
It was oncc tlie residonce of ono of tho
coloniai dignitaries, whrn Boston na a
colouial toun, nnd thc North Fud was iu
ilsglory. Bnl it was now uo longcr il
himiiicd by tho blazo of festal mirth, nor
echoed tlie deserted chainhers to tlio
soimd of mcrry inusic. Frcd. cnlcred Ihe
unfastened front door, and passcd aloug
thc broad hall, till hc reachcd tlic small
wiuding staircasc, which couductcil him
to tho chnmhcr of his Mnry.
Sho was a bcautil'ul bcing. With a
faco almost infantilc iu ils confour, aud iu
tlie expression of trust and coufldcr.ee tlint
hcaincd from it; a complexion as fair as
thc lily, through which thc rich hlood
inantlcd liko thc suuli,'ht upon an alahas
ter bust, Sho was indccd bcaiitilul.
Sho was indccd bcautil'ul. And for such
as thou, Ju'cd Johnson, had this bciti" of
heauty fallen.
Sho sprang to hcr fcct, as Frcd. gcntly
iiuclosi'd thc door, and threw hcself in his
arms. 'My dcar Frcdenck, you havebecn
goiie so long.'
'But I nm rcturncd, my lovc ,' said tho
young man tcudcrly, as ho kisscd hcr fair
hrow, 'Sooii, soon 1 hojie wc shnll hc al
ways togcjher.' Mary sighcd. Alas' sho
lclt that prescieuco which tho sage nor
thc wivard can coiiiiiinnd,
'Frcdorick, have you fpcii that rough
man who cnme to visit you in New Yurkf'
'No, my lovc! havo you heard aught of
liim! askcd Johnson, aiiMoiifly.
'I lo has hccn hnrc.1
'Ilcrc!' cchiipd Frcd., 'thcn I amlost!'
'What meau you, Ftcderick,' r.ricd
Alary, alarmed at thc palencss which ovcr
spread hcr lovor's conntenance. 'Jiost
uay what incan you?'
'Nothing. Hut that man is my cne
my.' 'Ah, Fredcnck, will you not confido iu
ine? Thcrc is sotne troublc in your hcart.
Dcar Frederiek, speak!1
'I darc not tcll you, ,Mary, you would-'
'Cling to you and comfort you, forevcr,'
cried thegirl. 'O, if you arc guilty, you
aro slill my Frcdcrick my nwn dcar '
'Ilushauil, it shull he,' interrupleil thc
youth vcheiuciitly. '0 forgivomc for iny
cruclty iny bnscness. Wc will lly from
tho town to thc happy hoine of my f'lther.
Hc will pnrdou his guilty son, nnd lovc
lhalson's dcar wife. .Mary! 1 will reveal
all to you iny guilt my inisery.'
'Aiidwliilc thc hcad of llio tru.sting
girl rpsted on thc bosom of her lover, he
told thc whole history ofhis life lcft nol
one word iiusaid. And thcn Mary look
cd up iu his facc with a quicl siuilc, aud
said, 'l lovc you bctter tlinu cvcr?
'But you miist not rcccivc that Martin's
nioncy. Yo will fly from liim, Ilcrc
hcrc arc tho jcwels which you gavc mc,
hcro arc soinc ol my own tny watch; lake
thcm, Frcdcrick, they il! hc siifiieicnt for
us. Wc will go to your hoine, and it shall
ho mine, shall it not, dcnr Frederiek?'
Forevcr! And here,' cricd ihe youth,
siukiusr upon his knccs, 'hcrc I swear,
ncvcr again to swcrvo from thc strict patk
of rcctitudc. May God givc mc strcngth
lo kccp my resoliuioii.'
'Amcn,' said Jlary.
cii.u'rr.n xiv.
Soinc vilhiinotiM plot
Is wnrkmg lo tny inin. Said lio nuglit,
Or sniilcil tho wiiilo lio plaiincd niiscliiUice to mo?
SlIIl'TO.V.
Weilncsdav aftcrnooii. Aud tlie nine
worshipful sclcctmcn ofthe good town of
Uoston had met at thoir ollicciu l'anucal
llnll. A lctter was brouglit iii, and forlh
with opencil.
Johnson, a celcbratcd gnniblcr nnd for
gcr, who has cscapcd from New York, is
now in town. Counterfcit monev which
ho ititciids to uttcr is uow iu his
posses-
sion. Tlie polico had bctter hc spcetly.
His housc is 15 Sun-Coiirt strect, and hc
will probaly bo found thoro, nt 10 P. Al.
Whcn hc is arrestcd, your iuforiiiant will
mnkc fiirthcr disclosures nfl'ccting thc
public weal, if his own sal'cty shall hc guar
anticd him. A Fnn:.-.
This was a bonc for thc nine selcctmen
to pick. It must he secn to. What itn
piidencc! A gatnhler and forgcr! Couii
lcrfcited money !
"Send for tlie supcrintcudant of policc."
"Ilut isn't it a hoax ?" put in a wary inein
bcr of thc worthy nine.
"No,"was tho majority's vnice. "It is
plnin that soinc rascal revculs tlie sccrct
through rcveiigc." So the superintciul
ent of policc was scnt for, and thc "conu
cil of lcu" rcsolved upon thc arrcst of tho
unsuspccting Johnson.
Frederiek and Mary wore togcther.
Tliey had just fininshed thair siiii)lc sup
per, and wore conversiug; Frcd. niaking
new rcsiilutioiis of aincndniont, and Mary,
with hcr swcct smilc, cncournging liim in
all. A knock was heard, nnd Johnson,
opcning it, ushered iu Richard Mnrtin.
Dick fairly startcd back, on bcholdiug
tho benutiful appiirition that rose at hcr
lovcr's introduction, to grcet him. He
ndvanccd, nnd roturned her salutatioii,
. "I have comc to lct you havo tho small
sum I owc you," said lic to Frcd. Mary
east n glanco at Johnson.
"I think I shall not ncctl this sum, Rich
ard," said Frcdcrick.
"Not iiccd it," echoed Dick. "Sure
ly, stirely, Frcd."
"I do not wish it, You haro nothing
lo lcar Irom mc, howcvcr.
"Oan I bpoak n lew worns in private
with your" wluspered Dick.
"If you wish it." IIo opcncd tho door
ol n small apnrtinent, nnd ushcrcd Kicli
ard into. "Mnrtin," snid he nftcr thc
door was closcd, "1 do not want this mon
cy. I liavc given up iny old principles,
lliank tiod! 1 wish you would.
Dick laughed. '.You'rc going to pcnch
ha.'"
,'No. But I 'm changcd from whnt I
was.
'Wcll, I supposo yoiirchnngc will make
you de.scrt aud betray your old tricnd.'
'Notso; your sccrct is safe, at lcastso
long as are you inv fricnd.'
'And do you not think 1 am your fricnd?'
'I linpc you are. I5ut
'Andjwhy will you not lake this?'
'I will not. Ilut I will not bctrayyoti.'
,I)o you promisc?'
'I proniisc you, Dick.'
I' m satisfied. Now, Frcd., is that thc
pieco, eh? is that your Maryr'
'It's iny wife.'
'Your wife, Iu, ha! whcn did tlie ccrc
mony tako placc?'
'It sIhiII takc placc lo-morrow.1
Dick smilcd. 'To-morrow!' tliought hc,
aud laughed withiu liiinscH.
Tlioy rcturncd to the room iu which tliey
had lcft Mary. Richard talkcd and laugh
ed a half hour; and fancicd hc had madea
favornblo impression. Mary listcncd to
him, and hc trcated hcr with studioiis po
litencss, as ifnot awnrcofthc posilion shc
or.ciiiicd. Sho was flattercd by tho attcn
tions of hcr Ficdorick's temptcr. Shc
liiicw hc was villiau; yct hc was a pleas
ing onc. Richard hndo thpin farcwcll,
and Frcd. felt as if a load had bcen taken
from his brcast: for hc had rcsisted Salan,
'iind hc had tled from liim.'
'Tlius you are frcc again, my Frcdcr
ick, 'murniurcd .Mary; but asshcspoko the
door oncc inorc opcncd, nnd two inen ad
vnncpd. 'Your namc, sir,' was thc first queslion
nddrcsscd lo Johnson.
'Frcdcrick Johnson I nm callcd.'
'You are oiir prisoner '
'For whut nm I arrestcd r'
.Coiinlcrfeiting. Como wnlk!'
'IIo is not guilty. He has notcommil
ted it. Yo shall nol arrest him,' wcrcMa
ry's uild nnd rnp'nl exclainations, nsshe
flung hcrsclf upon the ncck of Johnson.
'That's gainmoii,' said one ofthe ofli
cers. But tho oihcr gcutly iincloscd her
fingers, and iiitcinptpd to load hcr away.
Hnt she iillprcd n wild .shripk, and again
hcr arms wcre claspcd aroiind thc ncck ol
hcr lover.
Frcdcrick spoke nol; but hc kisscd the
hlnodlcss lips o( his Mary, and pressed hcr
lo his hcart.
'Who has done this?' shc cried.
'It is tho work of Siimson,' rcturncd
Frcdcrick; 'hut calm ynur.elf, dcnr Mnry.
I'lioy will rclenso mc soon.' Hcr hold re
lnxcd aroiind his ncck. Thc ofiiccr ipiick
ly stretched out his hanil, orshc would
havo fallen.
'Shc has faiutcd, sir, 'said thc ofiiccr,
and his hnrd foatiircs wore a pityiug ex
pression, as he gnzed on thc lovlii.ess hc
iiphchl.
'Slmll I lay her on thc bcd?'
Frcdcrick inotioned him to doso. Then
bcnding ovcr her lic Itissed hcr palc chpck.
'Will you rcqiiest thc li'dy who lives
bcncnth us to attcnd to her?'
Thc nfliccr left thc room and rcturncd
wilii thc woman. Frederiek east ono more
look nt the form of his .Alurv.thcn he follw
ed his conductora to prison!
Dick met thc strangcr, Stiinson. To
gcther tliey crnckcd a bottlc ofwiue, nnd
laughed over thc fall of Johnson. Togcth
er thcy nrranged thc plan of a dnrkcr
schcnie. Thcn Dick went to bcd, and
slept vcry soundly.
Alas, poor Frcd. To this liad all his
rcsiilutioiis como. In this had his hopcs
and aspirations cnued. IIo wns nn in
uinte of a diiugcon a prisoner, and a
criininal. Threc days had pnssctl away
throo loug nighls. too, of vigil and rp.at
Icssiipss. What had Iicpii tho fato ofhis
Mary ? Was she in the powcr of Stiinson r
lic sliudilpred at thc tliought. Thc lock
ofthe cell snnppcd, nnd thc turtikny cn
tered wiili a Indy veilcd. Ilut Fred. know
at n glanco his Mary, and extciuling his
arms, with a cry of joy shc sunk within
thcm.
What a worlil is woman in hcrsclf! how
mighiv hcr inlluencc for good or for evil!
Through this woman had come thc changc
in Jolinson'u characler. From thJ wild,
carelcss, unprinciplcd youth hc hnd be
comc in rcsolvc, nt leust nn hoiiorable
man. And what a strange thing is tho
heart ofa woman. It pours itscll'oui iu
lovc lor tho dcpravcd tho worthless of
oiir scx; hut within it, slill, thcrc lios Hip
little leavpn of good which will lenven ihp
whole of man's vileness. Mary loved
Fred. Sho suw not his falts whcn she
loved him, and she fcll. Hut from ihe
dcpth shc now slrovc to risc, anc' bear up
ward.on thc wings of hcr lovo, her repcn
taut lover.
"M.iry! this is kiud, I hnd fonrcd for
you has that villain Stimson "
"Alas, Frcdcrick, thcrc is n grcatcr vil
lain tlinn him lo fcnr."
"What menn you?"
"0, Frcdcrick 1 havo suflorcd so
much I have hccn wronged insult
cd "
"Who has dnrcd? spenk, Mnry!"
'Mnrtin hcnr mo Frederiek. Hc canie
to me on thc moruiiig nftcr your arrest.
Ho told 'uo that he would coudiict mo to
you. I was ovcrjnyed at tho oflor for I
kucw not whithcr thoy had dragged you
liut but '
'Go on, .Mary tcll me '
'Hc brought n coach to thc doot ; I cn
lercd it with him, and wc wero driven I
know not whero; I found mysell among
siranffcrs, and nnd he iusulted me
with tho vilost proposiiions 0 Frederiek
voiild wc hnd hccn married!'
'Me has not dared '
'IIo would havo darcd nnything. I
spiirued him, for tliough fnllcn, 1 nm not
tlio wretched thing ho decmeil mc. Threc
days wns I coiifined, and iusulted by thc
villaiu's '
'lly the God of Iipnvcn hc shall answcr
for this I will '
'I.pt us lcavn him lo thc God of hcavon,'
said Mary I havo cscaped '
'And how, Mary?'
'This morning ho camo to mc again.
IIo rcncwed his inl.nnous proposals. Hc
told uieyou hnd been triod nnd scnlenced
that 1 was .ilnni!, and hclplcss. 1 know
tho wllnin hcd I told liim so, and ho was
cnrajrrd '
'And and Mary what '
'IIo sworo that I sliould be his I rcs
isted him I scrcnnied, for hc was strong,
and n strnnger rushcd in, nnd I '
'Was prcserved, my Mary, who wns
he?'
'Hc led mo from that tlreadful placc I
begged him lo lake me to tho prison he
coniplied. ilc is hclow, now.
'I must sc? hini thank him. Will jou
requcsl thc gcritleman below lo cnter '
said Frcd. to tho jailor, who hnd rcinain
ed oulsidc thedooi. Tho lurnkoy with
drcw, and relurncd wilh thc strangcr.
Frrd. azcd at liun a inomcnt, thcn spring-
mg forward he grnspcd his hand; 'Ned
Uifion?' cried ho.
'Ila, my dear Fred., isilyou? Jove,
my uoy. 1 didn t kuow il how aro
you '
'I will tcll you all, Ned. Ilut first let
me thank you lor my wile. Ned, tnay '
Mlang it, don t meniion lt. But whnt a
d rascal that Mnrtin is, lo be sure.
Why, I uover could havo bclicvcd it but
let's hear how you've got caged.'
Again was thc talo ol crinic rcpcalcd,
and Ncd Rifton graspcd his friend's hand,
as hc concludcd, and IMnry turned her
mild cycs on Fred., nnd hc wns strciigih
eucd. CHAPTHll xv.
Thuro ii lidu in tlio hllliiis of women,
liicli, taken :it tlio llood, lenili fiotl lino-.va
whciu. Zo Junn
'Dick Mautix, you nrc in a scrnpe,'
tliought Richard, ns hc loft tho 'assina
lion liause' afier recoerv from thc efl'ects
a blow which hnd prostrnied him; n
blow that had been dealt hy tlie hand of
Ncd Rifton, and had roscucd Mary from
liis clulches.
Hc walked across the Common, and
took his uay to (hc store. Il was tcn o'-
clocli, and hc had not been thcrc heforc
that mornin!x. iMr Woodley creeted him
harshly as hc cniercd. 'Ilnug it,' tliought
Uick, 'should thcy nnd out, I sliould get
sinnll favor in ihat miarter.1 Thc day
wore nway, and Richard was confincd
:losely to the dcsk. Many aud coufused
were thc thonglitsof ihe nbandoncd youth.
Ilc had been loiled in his attcmpts ou thc
inistresa ofhis friend, and hc fclt sorc and
rcvengfiil. Ilc had rccogniseu the rcs-
cuerofllic girl, and with thc tliouglit of
Ned Rifion, camo llic form of Katc Wil
lis to his inind. 'I'll try the girl; I'll be
icvcnged on him. Ila, ha! Dick Martin,
Uoston II soon hu too hot to hold you.
Ilut d n it, whcn my jig's up, hurra
I'or Ihe Gulf of Mexico!'
That night Dick visitcd Katc Willis.--
And she was plcascd, I'or Martin know
wcll whom hc dealt with, and his smilc
nnd his word wcre wiuniug.
Thcrc arc monicnts in a womnn's life,
wheu the scnles ol dcstiny is poised. This
was katc s. bhe had listened lo the tcmp-
tpr, lor he iiromised hcr reveiiire. ror
what? for Ned's coldnc.ss, which ?hc her-
solf had catiscd. Yet to herself she would
not own it. Ncd Rifton had deserted her
-so Richard assured her he hnd spoken
shiihiinHy of her to his friends; hc had
holed of his easy conqucst. Richard
licd not thoro, and Kato vowed revenge.
lle never loved me.
'Rifton in love, dcnr Kato? I know
him too wcll.' As Dick snid this his arm
was rouud ICnlc'.s ncck, nnd his lips closc
to her wnrin chcck. Her hcnri hcnt
Ca8(
Richard left Katc Willis an hour afier.
'You'rc a lucky dog, Dick Martin,' miit-
tercd hc to himslf, 'You wcre born under
Ycnus.1
As Dick passcd from tho houso of Kntc
Willis, a figtiro passcd liim which hc ic
coguised. Ilc turned, nnd lollowed it to
tho door hc had just quitted. It was Ncd
Rifion, Dick heard him asccud thc slairs
thai ennductcd to hcr room.
Kato wns scatcd upon thc sofn, nnd rosc
to mcct hcr giiondum lover.
Ho look hcr hand,nud led hcr to a scai.
'Kate,1 snid lio, 'I once loycd you; I im
ngiiicd it wns rcturned, but I was doceiv
ed. 'No, no! not dcccivcd, not dpccived, Ed
ward!' cried tho guilty girl. She tliought
of Richard Martin, nnd buricd her facc in
hcr hauds.
'Martin can hcst tcll that. Yes, you
have dcccivcd me, Kate. I have comc to
hid you farcwcll!'
'Edward, no!'
But bcwnre of that Mnrtin. As I once
loved you, as I love you slill, Katc, I wam
you. IIo is n scoundrcl, whoso crimcs
rill lo-morrow be exposcd.
'Edward, Edward! you will not leave
mc. Marlin is not what you suppose he
ho loves mo.'
Lovcs you, Kntc? ha, hn! But tell mo
speak hu ' Ncd could not finish the
scnloncc.
Kate looked at him wilh n vncant nir;
she socmed lo wnit for him to speak.
'lle is a villain, Ktue Willis; n vinin
ofthe dcepest die; hc has tcmptcd othors
lo crime, only to descrt llicm; ho has con
sigued his friend to a prison, and attempl
cd thc honor of that friend's wife '
'This is not Richard.'
'Jt is true, by heaven! Kate promiso
mo you will guard yourself ngninst this
man, lle will ruin you.'
'Oh, Edward Rifton, spum mc from
you. 1 nm lost! I am fallen! I lovo him
not. But but ' She sank insensiblo
al the fcet of her astonished visitcr.
Ncd raised hcr from the floor. As ho
did so, the door opcncd, nnd Richard Mar
lin entorcd. With nn onth on his lip, Ned
sprnng to his fcet, nnd confrontcd tho
clerk. 'Villain!' camo to his lips. 'But
you havo not long to run.'
jJick laughed. 'Before to-morrow, may-
hnp, you nor your d d foolof n fricnd,
Johnson, will be ablc to track Dick Mar
tin, ha, ha! I heard your fiue story, my
dcar friend Ned.'
Ned rushpd forward, and craspcd tho
throat of Dick.
'Unhrtnd me, Ncd Rifton, if
you
please.'
'You stir not from here. sir, hut to pris
on; your lune s up, my fricnd, said Ned,
coniprcssing tho clcrk's ncck with llio
grasp of a vice.
Dick quictly drew a pislol from his pock
et, and poiuted it at the brcst of Rifion.
'No, my dcar Ncd, you had much bct
ter lake of'HUt ciere arnie' on tho floor
there,' said ho, pointing totho slill inson
sible form of Kato Willis; 'wotncn ofsvch
casy virlut' Ncd stnrted and his hand
dropped 'necd a prolector ngainst tho
'villain Martin.'
'Whnt mean you?'
'What I sny that Dick Martin found
u s much favor with Kntc as inost husbnnds
do with their better halvcs, ha, hn, ha!'
And with a sweep ofhis arm, Dick
sprang to ihe door, and disappcared. Ned
bcnt ovcr thc rcviving Kate, and she n
wokc, nwokc to her guilt. Truly, sho
was revengcd; nnd such is the rcveugo of
tho scx thcir own ruin!
TO I1C CONTINUED
LAWS OF VERMONT.
3. ANaCT, to impiovethemanagemenl
of state Finances.
It is hereby enacted, Scc.
scc. 1. Tho suprcmc court nt thoir
ncxt scssion iu cach couuty, shall ap
point a court auditor for such county,
who shall be sworn lo the faithful perfonn
ancc of his duties, and who shall hold his
officc until tho supreme court appoiut an
other. sec. 2. At each session of the sevcral
courts in each county, or within six dnys
thereaftor, and at no other time, thc court
auditor soappoiuted shall audit theac
counts ofthe shcriff, statc's altorncy and
clcrk, and all such as arise out of in
quests ofthe dcnd and thc prosecution of
crime, including tho maintnincncc of stnte
prisoucrs nnd stale paupers. And in his
allowancc of any claim hn shall ospecially
note all such itcins thcrcof; it nny, as ho
shall luvedisallowcd. And in case ofhia
disahility, the nbovo mcntioned accounta
shall be nudited by llio auditor of ac
counis. scc. 3: The County Clerks shall draw
an ordcr on tho 1'resurer for tho sum al
lowcd by the Court Auditor on ench nc
couut, payable to tho person in whose la
vor the samo is allowed; but no order
pnynhlc to hiniself shall bo vaild unlcss
couutorsigned by the Auditor. And no
order shnll bo drawn by any clerk, uiilesa
upon thc nllowancc ol thc Court Auditor,
nor by nny Chnncellor or Judgc.
scc. 4. With six dnys after tho rising
ofeach Court, thc Clcrk shall forward to
tlio TrenBiirer an absiract of all thc ordcrs
drawn by hiin since tho Court commenc
ed, which shnll he ccrtilied by thc Court
Auditor to correspond wilh tho nccounts
nllowed by him. And the Clcrk shall draw
uo further orders until the comincncp
mont of another supremo or County
Court, or court of Clinnccry. And tho
Trcasurcr shall pay no order drnwn by .i
Clerk until he shall have received such
nbstrnct ofthe samo.
scc. 5 Provious lo each cloction in
which retiirns arc made to (ho County
Clerks, the trcasurcr shnll fiirnish thcm
with funds out of which tbcy shall pay the
oflicers niaking rcturns to llicm thcir fecs,
and lake thcir rcccipls.
scc. (5. Within ten dnys nfior each
Election, nnd the risiug ofeach court,
tho clerk thiillpny totho Trcasurcr so
much ofthe money furnished to him to
defrny thc cxpenses ol such Election, or
court, and of the fces accruing to thc slatc,
as shall uot havo hccn cxpcnded iu such
Election in pnying- returning oflicers their
fecs, Sf to such court iu paying tho foesof
jurors nnd witncsscs, and oftho Assistnnt
Juilgcs oftho county court in state causes;
aud thc Trcasurcr shall furnish him dupli
catc ccilificatcs of thenmonnt so advnnc
cd to him, nnd ofthe amount, if any eo
paid by him in thc Tresurey.
Sec. 7. Within forty days aftcr cache
lcclion thc clcrk shall forward to tlio Au
ditor of nccounts onc of thc ccrtificntcs so
furnished him, aud thc origiual rcceiplsof
thc rcturuing oflicers.
Scc. 8. Within forty days aftcr the ris
ing of each court, the clerk shall forward
to the Auditor of Accounts one oftho cer
tificalcs furuished to him by the Trcasu
rcr as abovo nuMilioncd: also a stntomcnt
of thc fecs which have accrucdto thoslato
nnd to tlic Assistnnt Judgcs of iho county
courts in state cnuses, with copics of tho

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